State to host seminar on oversight of Powder River Basin oil play

(Wyoming DEQ press release) — On Wednesday January 15, 2014, an open house and presentation seminar will be held in Douglas, WY to discuss state and local agency oversight for the oil and gas development in Converse County.

Chesapeake Energy’s Combs Ranch well north of Douglas experienced a blowout in April 2012. (Amanda Smith/The Glenrock Bird Central — click to enlarge)
Chesapeake Energy’s Combs Ranch well north of Douglas experienced a blowout in April 2012. (Amanda Smith/The Glenrock Bird Central — click to enlarge)

This meeting is being sponsored by the Converse County Commissioners, Wyoming State Senator Jim Anderson and Wyoming State Representative Richard Cannady.

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Petroleum Association of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish, and Commissioner Jim Willox will all discuss the agency’s roles and answer questions from the public.  Also on hand will be representatives from the Wyoming State Engineers Office, Wyoming Pipeline Authority, Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the Wyoming Water Development Commission.

The meeting starts at 5:30 with an open house at the Douglas High School Auditorium, 1710 Hamilton Street. Presentations will begin at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The public is encouraged to attend and will be given an opportunity to comment.

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